It might seem surprising to you that a good number of people need to learn how to deal with workplace bullying. After all, doesn't bullying end in high school? Who would have thought that such a thing happens in an office setting too?

If you are worried and want to learn how to deal with workplace bullying, then this article is for you. Read on to find out how to handle this tough situation.

Step 1: Recognize What Is Happening.

First things first: recognize that you are being bullied and that it is by no means your fault. The "bully" might have something to say about your performance or your appearance; but that is his problem and not yours.

You have to understand that most of the time, the bully is merely projecting his own insecurities and fears onto you.

Step 2: Make A Stand And Take Control.

Now that you've established who really has a problem here, it is now time for you to take matters into your own hands. You can't just ignore the situation and you don't have to face it alone either.

Get help if you can. Since this is happening in the workplace, you can report the incident to your immediate supervisor.

When learning how to deal with workplace bullying, you need to look at the situation from a logical point of view. It would be helpful if you take note of every bullying incident that happened to you. List down the details: what happened, when it happened and who were involved.

If the "bully" has sent you emails, SMS messages or notes, save them all in a safe place for they can serve as evidence in the future.

Step 3: Build A Support Network.

The more people you have around you, the less likely you'll be targeted for bullying. Your support network can be comprised of your friends, family and co-workers.

These are the people who you can turn to after an especially hard day at work. They'll be around to encourage you to do your best every single day.

It's not easy learning how to deal with workplace bullying. You may be tempted to strike back; but more often than not, that's only going to make things worse, especially if you can't really defend yourself.

You can, however, show that you're not as weak as the bully makes you out to be. Do your best to excel in the workplace and who knows, you may one day be promoted to a higher position than that of the "bully." And when that happens, he will have to think twice before doing anything to you.

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